Monthly Archives: January 2018

Who Invented the Elevator?

Elevators have been around since Ancient Rome and historians have even estimated that the very first prototype was built in in 336 B.C using ropes, pulleys and slave labour. In fact Archimedes, a Greek mathematician, is credited in the first reference of elevator builds as the creator of this early design. Modern elevators as we [...]

Subway Elevator Proposal in NYC

The New York subway is one of the busiest underground transport systems that can be used today. In fact, it is also one of the oldest! Alongside the urban rail transit in China, the Underground in London and the Paris Metro; the America subway is quite famous in its own right and was opened in [...]

Elevator Small Talk Tips

Riding the elevator alone can be a relaxing 2 minutes of peace for those who are able to find comfort inside the metal boxes however sharing the journey with a stranger can be one of the most awkward experiences to exist. After all, making small talk is not something that the majority of us are [...]

Hospital Elevators

The elevator is a staple addition to most buildings in 2018 which is why often take for granted how adapted they are for certain purposes. Take wheelchair elevators for example; they have been altered in terms of the amount of weight they can bare and the size of the interior in order to ensure that [...]

Stairs Shaming: Why Elevators Should Be Everywhere

Decades ago, the disabled were not given much thought or advantages during the construction of public buildings. In 2018 however the world is slowly changing and our previous ignorance to the needs of those who cannot use the stairs is finally being recognised. After all, the stairs are not as simple for some people as [...]

How to Overcome the Fear of Elevators

Far more people are scared of the thought of travelling via elevator than you may realise. In fact it is one of the most common types of fears and is closely linked with claustrophobia, the fear of being trapped inside an enclosed space with no escape. Sometimes it is the claustrophobia that prevents people from [...]

The Oldest Elevators in the World

The concept of a lift has been around for thousands of years and began with a pulley system in order to transport items between different floors. In fact, elevators have formed an important part of our history and have been around for much long than people tend to think. After all, the earliest one can [...]

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